OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson demonstrates how to perform a breast self-exam. She encourages women to get familiar with their ...
breasts so that if anything unfamiliar appears, they’ll know immediately.
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How to Perform a Breast Self Exam
Dr.Travis: We’ve been talking about early breast cancer detection and every woman needs to put into practice self breast exam. And Doctor Liza, do women really know how to give themselves a proper self exam?
Dr. Liza: No. And a lot of women are afraid, again just like with the Mammograms because they want to find anything. But again knowledge is power as we learned today.
So basically, about a week after a woman’s period she wants to do with three fingers go round in a concentric circle. And what I tell my patients is it’s like a target toward the nipple and you don’t have to go very deeply. You just really want to get familiar with your breasts. It’s not so much about finding something, it’s getting familiar. Because once you’re familiar, if anything abnormal shows up, then you’ll know.
Dr. Travis: Thanks to all you for sharing this with us.